If you’re spending a few days at Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport, you might like to explore the local area. And trust us, you’ll be glad you ventured further than the hotel, because Aberdeenshire is a true gem. Here are some of our favourite places to visit nearby.
Glen Garioch Distillery
Located in the historic market town of Oldmeldrum, Glen Garioch is one of Scotland’s oldest operating distilleries. Go to the visitor centre and take a guided tour to find out how this Highland single malt is made, and learn more about the history of whisky distilling in Scotland. Best of all, you’ll even get to indulge in some whisky tasting. We recommend: choosing the ‘A Rare Pair’ tour for a truly one-of-a-kind experience including cheese and whisky tasting by a roaring fire Balmoral Castle While in Aberdeenshire, a visit to the Royal Family’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, is a must. The estate is home to beautiful gardens and engaging exhibitions of history and art, right at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
We recommend: playing a round of golf or going salmon fishing on the estate for a truly Scottish experience.
The city of Aberdeen is just 15 minutes away from our airport hotel, so it’s worth finding time to go and explore the city’s many sights while you’re nearby. Whether you’re visiting the maritime museum or hitting the shops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Granite City.
We recommend: checking the calendar to see if your trip coincides with one of Aberdeen’s many festivals, including SPECTRA, Look Again and TechFest.
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle
Scotland is home to some incredible ancient structures, and the stone circle near Inverurie is no exception. If you choose to visit East Aquhorthies, don’t forget to bring a camera to photograph this magical place.
We recommend: visiting at sunrise or sundown to experience the site’s unique mystical beauty.
Castle Fraser Garden and Estate
A visit to Scotland isn’t complete without seeing a castle or two. Castle Fraser, run by the National Trust Scotland, is one of our favourites, with huge grounds perfect for walking. Look out for the forests, lake, and children’s play area.
We recommend: braving the climb up the castle steps for fabulous views from the tower’s viewing platform.
Exploring beyond Aberdeen Airport
If you have an extended stay at our Aberdeen Airport hotel, make sure you spend some time exploring beyond the immediate area. Some of our favourite attractions a short drive away from the airport include:
- Hiking or cycling through the Cairngorms National Park
- Visiting the ancient Sunhoney stone circle
- Exploring the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle
- Choosing a walking route through Kirkhill Forest
- Playing a leisurely round at Craibstone Golf Course
Travelling to and from Aberdeen Airport
If you’re venturing to other regions of Scotland after your stay at our Aberdeen Airport hotel, here’s a rundown of how long it takes to travel to some of the country’s most popular towns and cities, including journey times by car and train.
Edinburgh: three hours by car from the hotel, or two hours 25 minutes by train from Aberdeen station
Glasgow: three hours five minutes by car from the hotel, or two hours 40 minutes by train from Aberdeen station
Inverness: two hours 25 minutes by car from the hotel, or two hours 25 minutes by train from Aberdeen station
Fort William: three hours 25 minutes by car from the hotel
From the whole team here at Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport hotel, we can’t wait to welcome you through our doors very soon.